Justin Verlander was born February 20, 1983, north of Richmond. His home-life, in the Manakin-Sabot community, was a happy one. His family, father Richard, mother Kathy and brother Benjamin formed a tight unit with Justin- a unit that has stayed close down the years. You can see echoes of that closeness, that loyalty throughout Justin […]

Houston Astros

Founded as the Houston Colt .45s, the Houston Astros were, along with the New York Mets, one of the first expansion teams. Named the .45s – ‘the Gun that Won the West’ – following a ‘Name the Team’ competition. Thus far, that has remained the most significant competition won in association with the Houston franchise. […]